Hello all,

I have just finished composing this track after a longgggg hiatus from making music. I have always loved biblical epics and their scores and wanted to do my own take on Exodus/Old Testament. Here is the latest track:

https://soundcloud.com/renan-javier/moses-returns
(I used the following plug-ins - mainly from EastWest: Duduk (silk), Zourna (Ra), Ney Flute (Silk), Hollywood Choirs, Stormdrum 3 - the brass is from ProjectSam)

Here is a link to the "Testament" series, where it shows all the biblical tracks and their respective narratives: https://soundcloud.com/renan-javier/sets/the-testament

Thanks for the listen, let me know your thoughts! Happy to be composing again.

Enjoy!

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  • I can't really say anything bad about the "Moses Returns" track.

    I could see this in a movie scene from like "the mummy" or something ^^

    You could have made the track a little longer i guess.

    Maybe with some male choir staccatos to build up even more till the end.

    But i have never made a track similar to this, as i'm fairly new to composing

  • Thanks for the listen Felix.  I like the idea of the choir building up a bit more - still a bit new to the choir VST and am still tinkering around with it as I just got it.

  • I like the Moses Returns with the exotic instrument sounds. East West is cool for that and you make good use of it.  I would like to hear more of the microtonal eastern phrasing on this, the grace notes you included have some of that character but I think you could do more with that.

  • Yeah I definitely want to explore the theme a bit more and perhaps use some more of the microtonal phrasing - good call.

    Ingo Lee said:

    I like the Moses Returns with the exotic instrument sounds. East West is cool for that and you make good use of it.  I would like to hear more of the microtonal eastern phrasing on this, the grace notes you included have some of that character but I think you could do more with that.

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  • While the percussion may seem rather loud, it is intentional.  It is a more modern take on the story and the intent was to keep the essential traditional instruments to ground the theme.  Thanks for the listen - I am intending on making a more subdued version of the theme, and expanding on the "furtive night journey" like you suggested.  

    michael diemer said:

    Epic music is not my thing, but you have done a good job with the various instruments, and the impression of the biblical period is convincing. The only criticism is that it may be a bit too epic for this particular part of the story. The big drums seem a bit overdone here; when I think of Moses fleeing from Egypt after his violent encounter with an Egyptian official, I tend to imagine a more furtive night journey, rather than the loud departure depicted here. But it is good music nonetheless, just somewhat out of place in this instance. but then, maybe I'm not remembering the incident in question accurately. there is so much going on in Genesis that it can get confusing!

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